"The Foremost Academic Economist of the 20th Century"; Signed First Editions of The Collected Papers of Paul A. Samuelson.

  • The Collected Scientific Papers of Paul A. Samuelson. Volumes I-VII.

The Collected Scientific Papers of Paul A. Samuelson. Volumes I-VII.


Item Number: 2071

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1966-2011.

First editions of each volume of the collected papers of Nobel Prize-winning economists papers. Octavo, 7 volumes, original cloth. Volumes 1-5 are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. Volumes 1-5 are signed by Paul A. Samuelson; volumes I & II are signed by fellow Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, who served as editor of these volumes. Volumes 6 and 7 are fine in a fine jackets, and were published posthumously. A very attractive set, scarce signed.

"It is a measure of Professor Samuelson's preeminence that the sheer scale of his work should be so much taken for granted," observes a reviewer in the "Economist" who goes on to note that "a cynic might add that it would have been better for Professor Samuelson to write less merely to give others a chance to write at all." In fact, Samuelson's output, his "extraordinary mastery of methods, both mathematical and linguistic" (review of Volume 4 of "The Collected Scientific Papers"), have not diminished. Volumes 1 through 4 encompass more than 280 articles. The first two contain virtually all of Samuelson's contributions to economic theory through mid-1964; Volume 3 contains all the scientific papers written from mid-1964 through 1970, and the last volume brings his work up to through 1976.

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